Saturday, October 26, 2013

Complacency Kills

We forgot to close up the birds last night and ended up losing two of them.  We think it was a hawk or owl.  We found one of the leghorns in the neighbors yard with the head and organs missing.  The other was one of the Reds.  She was still alive, but had a bad gash in her side that was not fixable.  We decided to put her down.  I guess I'm a little amazed that this is the first predation we have suffered out here.  Hopefully it will keep us more vigilant in the future.  :(


  1. Hello Josef! I wanted to return the blog visit and thank you for your comment on mine.

    We had a real problem with chicken predators this year too. We lost 6 chicks to a rat and 2 adults, although we're not sure what got them. It's hard to lose them but you're right that it is a sober reminder to be vigilant.

    I like your blog!

  2. Sorry for the loss. I'm glad it was only two, I've heard stories of folks getting their entire flock wiped out.